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Average Market Pig Weight 2018

In the last couple decades, lean growth and feed efficiency have dramatically improved average pig weight for market. Productivity of the average pig farmer has increased, with pigs per litter and average market hog weights both increasing. A sure sign that a farrow-to-finish operation is successful is that pigs remain profitable at heavier market weights.

Managing Pig Temperature Requirements

Hog farmers know a pig’s environment is one of the key components to produce optimal conditions for pig production. The importance of swine health as it relates to pig body temperature range should not be underestimated. Pigs are a highly adaptable animal and can perform well within a range of temperatures known as the thermoneutral…

Innovative Pig Feeding Trough Designs

Feed efficiency, i.e., how well pigs can convert feed into growth, is determined by the right pig feeder trough design, and is one of the most important factors that influence pig production. Feed costs for commercial pig operations can account for up to two-thirds of the cost of production. In addition, recent research has shown…

RFID Livestock Tags: The New Standard in Livestock Management

What are RFID Livestock Tags? Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are electronic devices, stamped with a unique number, that identify livestock animals. Depending on the model of RFID Livestock tag, the ID number can be read by an electronic reading device. They are tamper-proof and the electronic chip is sealed within a rigid, durable plastic…

FAST Start feeder named Producer Choice

August 22, 2017 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start™ wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. FAST Start is the answer to the…

Read This Before Investing in Industrial Ceiling Fans

When planning a ventilation system for livestock buildings and barns, you’ll want equipment that’s both efficient and effective. Since the health and wellness of your animals is at risk, any responsible business owner will want to take proper ventilation seriously. Industrial ceiling fans have been a staple in livestock ventilation systems for decades, but you…

Osborne Introduces New Wean-to-Finish Feeder

May 23, 2017 – Osborne, Kan. – Finding the most efficient method of feeding pigs has been a never ending quest for producers and equipment suppliers alike. Hand feeding and automatic, gravity-flow feeders dominated the industry until the development of mechanical-flow feeding in the 1980s. This development revolutionized the industry and the only mechanically-operated feeder,…

Osborne Industries, Inc. (USA) to exhibit at VIV Russia 2017

May 16, 2017 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced pig production equipment, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at VIV Russia, the nation’s premiere feed-to-meat tradeshow and conference that represents every step in the livestock meat production process. The show is held in…

How Automatic Pig Feeding Systems Improve the Bottom Line

Sows in Accu-Team Feeding System

Pig producers face a lot of challenges. In North America, specifically, there are 70% fewer pig farms today than in the year 2000.  As feed costs rise while global demand for animal protein increases, pig farmers must produce more pork with fewer resources. Automatic pig feeding systems are a large part of the solution, as…

Kansas Companies Participate in Trade Mission to Russia

Russia Trade Mission

Kansas Department of Agriculture — MANHATTAN, Kan. ­­— In February 2017, the Kansas Department of Agriculture sponsored seven Kansans in an agricultural trade mission to AgroFarm Russia to expand market opportunities in productive animal husbandry. AgroFarm Russia is a leading exhibition for animal husbandry and animal breeding, and provided the group an opportunity to interact with…